BULLETIN 19 November 1 pm
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In this bulletin:
# President Ramaphosa congratulates the auditor-general on her prestigious UNESCO position
# Motorsport: Max Verstappen wins the Las Vegas Grand Prix after the most epic race of the season
# And, World Toilet Day calls for the acceleration of change
# President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated auditor-general, Tsakani Maluleke, on her appointment as the external auditor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Maluleke, the first woman to assume the role of auditor-general in the country, from December 2020, will serve in this new role for six years, from 2024 to 2029. Maluleke was elected to her UNESCO role earlier this month by members of various committees and subsidiary organs of the United Nations agency.
# Internal tracking polls from the DA reveal a significant shift in political dynamics, indicating a seven-percent gap between the DA and the ANC nationally. Addressing the media in Cape Town, DA Member of Parliament Gregory Krumbock disclosed the DA stands at 32-percent, while the ANC is at 40-percent, marking the closest gap ever:
# RISE Mzansi has issued a call to action, urging every eligible South African to reclaim their power from politicians by participating in the Independent Electoral Commission’s first voter registration weekend today. Party leader Songezo Zibi emphasises the profound and direct role this weekend offers South Africans in shaping the future they deserve. Zibi further calls on already registered voters to confirm their status with the IEC:
# Motorsport: World champion Max Verstappen claimed his 18th win of his record-breaking season, with victory in a thrilling Las Vegas Grand Prix this morning. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc overtook Red Bull’s Sergio Perez on the last lap to grab second place ahead of the Mexican. Mercedes team Lewis Hamilton and George Russel finished in 7th and 8th place respectively.
# And to end with: Today is World Toilet Day 2023, with the focus on accelerating change to address the global sanitation crisis, posing a serious threat to human health. Three-point-five-billion people still lack access to safe toilets, with 419-million engaging in open defecation, contributing to the spread of diseases and death of children under five daily. Water Research Commission’s Executive Manager for Water Use and Waste Management, Jay Bhagwan, told Newzroom Africa that water scarcity is a contributing factor.
Stay tuned for more news………….